GeoMonday 2015.4 – Impressions

The last session of GeoMonday 2015 was again a supreme gathering of geo-addicted tech people and a set of fantastic speakers. We had a last minute commitment from Gabriele Negro (kietsy). He joined the presentation canon as the 4th speaker. The session was kicked of by Maximilian von Garnier (Yelp), followed by David Yu ( and Robert Tochman-Szewc (Jodel).

It was interesting to see, how much messaging, advertisement and place discovery nowadays seamlessly blend together and that often the related spatial content is not anymore associated with a map view.

For those who missed the session, here some videos of our speakers:

And some presentations:

Finally here some impressions:

We wish all presenters, guests and followers of GeoMonday a merry christmas and a happy new year. Please bear with us, as we are coming back in 2016.

PS: Have also a look into our newly planned head organization and consider becoming part of it:


GeoMonday 2015.3 – Impressions

Hosted at the scenic location in the center of Potsdam, close to the river Havel, this 3rd GeoMonday turned out to be a really nice occasion for all drone enthusiasts. Our first outdoor hands on session was blessed with rays of sunlight from a Indian summer sun.

Thanks again to the interested audience and to all of our fantastic speakers.

The session was kicked-off with the live data collection session using a smart drone, presented by Arno Fischer,  professor at the University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg.

Here is the spectacular video from our session ground:

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Immediately afterwards Frank Neitzel, professor at the Technical University (TU) Berlin, told us how to build a drone from very affordable components and get the system working.

Our third speaker of the evening was Martin Scholl. In his presentation he gave insights of a project equal to OpenStreetMap, the OpenAerialMap in order to create aerial views of the world:

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The closing session was held by Christian Janke, Research Engineer at the European Aviation Security
Center (EASC)
 in Germany. He spoke about the chances and challenges of unmanned aviation.

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GeoMonday 2015.2 – Impressions

The second session of GeoMonday featured some amazing talks, all around services and applications that will improve the life of urban people significantly. Thanks goes to our always interested audience and to the great set of speakers:

  • Urs Fischer from ParkU demonstrated how their system helps better managing urban parking space demand
  • Christian Maertins from HaCon showcased how Beacons could be an opportunity for indoor navigation in public transportations
  • Sebastian Heise from graphmasters gave us good insights into smart traffic management
  • Henning Hollberg from Motion Intelligence presented their technology Route360°

We hope everyone of you had a great time. Below you find some impressions of our session. We hope to see you at our next event, September the 14th, in Potsdam.



GeoMonday 2015.1 – Impressions

April 13th we kicked off GeoMonday 2015. For those who where not present, here are some pictures illustrating the talks about our 1st event with the headline Navigation and Orientation for Handicapped People.

Thanks again to our Guest and Speakers:

  • Holger Dieterich (with Raul Krauthausen) from SOZIALHELDEN talked about wheelmap and brokenlifts
  • Marc Ullrich from mdv explained the Projekt SIMBA, how to Barrier-Free routing for Handicapped Persons with using OSM Data
  • Manuel J. Kripp from m4guide  talked about multi modal mobile mobility guide for visual impaired people

We saw some great talks and also got to insides into several social projects that improve barrier-free routing for handycapped people. We really encourage to get in contact with our speakers as they all have a great story to tell.


GeoMonday the 3rd – Event Review

For this 3rd edition we had the pleasure to partner with LBMA, the Location Based Marketing Agency. Around 60 people met in the co-working space mobilesuite in the heart of the Start-up scene in Berlin.

This time we tried to cover the whole life cycle of the (Geo-) App development. We started with one of the highlights of Berlin / Brandenburg Location Apps: komoot. Founder Markus Hallermann explained the difficulties in creating the right business models and highlighted the 2M downloads they achieved already.

The start-up adsquare was presented by Sebastian Doerfel and Fritz Richter. Both presented their local commerce product and the richness of their data. It was impressive to see how much technical prerequisites such a service has to fulfill and that they offer a real alternative to Google.

Another speaker out of the marketing domain was Nadja Vogel from WallDecaux. She highlighted the variety of campaigns her company is running, especially in the digital poster marketing area. As the poster business is a local business, they also tried to connect the digital and the real world with sensors like NFC.

The official speakers chore was finished by Holger Dieterich and Raul Krauthausen from They deep dived into the NGO space from a location perspective. Therefore their service priorities were focused on data availability, also beyond their project. It seems the Sozialhelden team is continuously striving for new Geo opportunities, where Broken Lifts is the next one.

The event finished at 11am with a lot of question raised to our speakers and following interesting talks afterwards. I wanna thank all of our speakers, the great attendees and for sure Mandali Khalesi for great intro and conclusion moderation, as well Danny Holtschke for bringing in the LBMA community.

I’m confident we will continue this sessions, due to the positive feedback afterwards. See you!

GeoMonday the 2nd – Event Review

For those of you who were in Berlin 21st and 22nd of June the days have been simply geotastic. The campus of Beuth University of Applied Science hosted this time WhereCamp Berlin, GeoMonday and Pub Summit. Over 400 people had registered to connect the dots between Mapping, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


WhereCamp Berlin is a Location Barcamp which already took place the 3rd time. Several speakers gave great insides about what is hot in todays Mapping and Geo domain. If you want to get more information please visit In the evening our event started, finally. The venue Beuth Halle was a great environment for our 2nd session. This time 3D Buildings, Mobile & Desktop Maps, Personalized Search and Geo-referenced Data were the topics. More than 30 people in the audience followed these crisp presentations. The speakers had to answer several questions afterwards, e.g. technical details or about business models.

pubsummitAt 8pm we finished and moved gently over to our co-session the Berlin Pub Summit. Around 25 people from various Berlin based startups joined us lately. As a road show of the Dublin Web Summit this is a must see event. the founder of the event, Paddy Cosgrave himself and his wife joined us as well. I was interesting to see how seamlessly the Geo community and the IT startup crowd got together and shared experiences.

If you like the event or if you suggestions how to do better next times please write us to We also looking for new topics for our next event. Please don’t hesitate and write to the same email address your proposals.

Finally we wanna give some credits to all who made that event possible. A special thanks goes to the Beuth University of Applied Sciences for the free and fantastic venue.

GeoMonday the 1st – Event Review

Woooah, what a day – precisely evening! What started pretty calm 6:30pm at Nokia House Berlin became really great. We were excited to see more than 50 participants showing up and enjoying  the venue featuring a great view over Berlin. The initial kickoff was given 7:30pm by a little introduction from our GeoMonday team. After this little warm up everyone had the pleasure to not only watch 4 interesting talks, but also get involved with the speakers afterwards. Topics went from smart location data to horse riders maps, difficulties of outdoor guidance and the challenge to gather and process community data. After the official part around 2 dozen people stood to further discuss and get connected.

It was an absolutely amazing session and I wanna say: Thank you to all who helped making that happen! Seeing people coming from universities, start-ups or those who want to create one, up to small and medium sized enterprises convinced us, that GeoMonday is the right platform for all the GeoGeeks around to stay up-to-date and get connected.

In order to make the event better next time we requested for feedback and we got it 🙂 Out of 13 feedback forms we got that average data:

  • How much did you like the event location? 4.6 out of 5
  • How much did you enjoy our talks? 3.9 out of 5
  • Did you like the scheduling? Date / Time? 4.2 out of 5
  • How likely would you promote that event to your friend, colleagues, etc.? 4.2 out of 5

With such an amazing feedback we are strongly encourage to continue. We got also good input from the free text form:

  • Please make the talks shorter! > Good point, we go probably for a 10min time talk next time
  • Please present the speaker and include their contact details in the presentation > Yes, absolutely!
  • Provide pizza > Well, let’s see 😉

So thanks for those who gave feedback. We are happy to hear your words also later on, via or via our Twitter Channel

As one thing is for sure, there is no great stats blog without a map. So here is ours. It shows the visitors in our Update Blog since it got launched:


Last, but not least here are some visual impressions from the event itself. We really hope next time we have another great session and welcome you!